University Of Ibadan UI

The management of the University of Ibadan
(UI) on Friday announced July 2 for the re- opening of the institution for normal academic activities.

In a statement issued by the Director of Public Communications, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, the first semester examinations for the 2016/2017 academic session will start on July 4.

The Senate of the University of Ibadan, has
decided to recall its undergraduate students,
who were asked to vacate the institution on
May 29 to resume academic activities, he said
in a statement.

He said the Senate's decision taken on Friday
followed the consideration of the interim report of an Ad-hoc Committee on the students' crisis.

The statement read: "By this decision, the 2016/2017 first semester examinations will
commence on Tuesday, July 4 in the various
faculties of the university.

"All students will be allowed into the examination halls on presentation of their course registration forms on which their passport photographs are affixed.

"Senate notes that the conduct of examination is dictated by senate and not the students' union executive council as all activities of the university are guided and regulated by the University of Ibadan Act.

"An implementation machinery may soon be
set up to engage students on the modalities
for the use of hotplates and other unauthorized electrical appliances."

On May 29, the university was shut down after
a protest following a ban on the use of hotplates and other electrical appliances in the halls of residence in the institution.

The students also protested the non-issuance
of identity cards to students before the
examination.

"The students are expected to arrive on the
campus as from Sunday, July 2, 2017," Mr. Oladejo said.

Meanwhile, a Students' Union leader, however,
said the students would resist the resumption
unless the issues that led to the closure are
resolved.

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